Management Potential

Management Potential - Pathmaker Blog“To err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential!”

Placing blame certainly does seem to have become the new national pastime. No one, or so it seems, wants to accept the responsibility for their actions and no one, so it seems, is willing to do the necessary research to hold the right people accountable! Rather, we find many a scapegoat being led down the primrose path where they are offered up as sacrificial lambs!

As bad as that may seem, and it does seem bad, if we accept the sentiment found in our statement today we find that the ability to pass on the blame is something that is both lauded and rewarded. How sad that is! The key here, and there is a key, is the fact that we need to hold everyone accountable for their actions, and not allow them to pass off their shortcomings on others. How wonderful it would be if the world, both corporate and otherwise, would be as willing to stand up and take the blame as they are to take the credit!

Pursue Passion not Money

Pursue Passion not Money - Pathmaker Blog“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

It has often been said that those who use money as the yardstick by which they measure their happiness and success will never be happy and/or successful as they never are able to accumulate enough – they always want more! That, of course, is the sentiment being reflected here. If we spend our lives chasing the money we will find ourselves on a never-ending treadmill. With that in mind, the operative question becomes, “What are you passionate about?”

Most of us have many passions in our lives. We are passionate about our families; our jobs; our faith. We are passionate about our education; our favorite sports team; our health. In regard to our business/profession, our thought for today advises us that when we chase that passion we will find happiness; we will find fulfillment; we will find success. And, interestingly enough, when we achieve those accomplishments, we will also usually find that the money comes, too!

Wisdom: Get on Your feet

Wisdom Get on Your feet - Pathmaker Blog

“Getting on your feet starts by getting off your butt!” Here’s an intriguing rhetorical question: “How many get rich quick schemes have you participated in?” Now, this runs the gamut from Lottery Tickets to Publisher’s Clearing House to Real Estate … [Continue reading]

Integrity per Oprah Winfrey

Integrity per Oprah Winfrey - Pathmaker Blog

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” - Oprah Winfrey There are two phrases that have come to identify what may very well be the bane of our 21st Century moral fiber: If you … [Continue reading]

Wisdom: Skydiving and Parachutes

Wisdom - Skydiving and Parachutes - Pathmaker Blog

“You don’t need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive TWICE! When Frank Sinatra sang My Way, he became the vocal hero of every individual who considers themselves their own man. And, being a little independent myself, I … [Continue reading]

To make changes You must first change Your mind

To make changes You must first change Your mind - Pathmaker Blog

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything else, either.” - George Bernard Shaw I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that is what Thomas Kuhn had in mind in 1962 when he developed the concept … [Continue reading]

Wisdom: I didn’t say it was Your fault

Wisdom - I didn’t say it was Your fault - Pathmaker Blog

“I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.” What a world we live in! Not only does the vast majority of the population not want to accept the responsibility of their actions, they look for a scapegoat to blame their inadequacies on. … [Continue reading]

Without a Vision the People Perish

Without a Vision the People Perish - Pathmaker Blog

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” - Proverbs 29:18 There are very few people who would argue with you if you proclaimed, “Solomon is, without a doubt, the wisest man to ever live.” That’s why we should take heed of his words of wisdom, … [Continue reading]

Facing Failure with Enthusiasm

Facing Failure with Enthusiasm - Pathmaker Blog

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill Upon reading this I found myself strolling down memory’s lane to a place far, far away in time. I was just getting my writing career off the ground and, as … [Continue reading]

Wisdom: Of all the Things I’ve lost I miss my Mind the most

Wisdom Of all the Things I’ve lost I miss my Mind the most - Pathmaker Blog

“Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” As I got older I expected not to be as sharp as I once was. However, while my rememberer isn’t what it used to be, I take great solace in the fact that individuals much younger than me are … [Continue reading]

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